We’re tackling the new fall TV schedule night by night, finishing up with Saturday night.
Let’s bitch it out…
The following table does not include online / streaming series from Netflix, Amazon or Hulu. These will be addressed at the bottom of the post on the appropriate days.
SATURDAY TV DEATHMATCH
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Hourly Breakdown: 8pm EST
- STARZ‘s DaVinci’s Demons enters its final season Oct 24 as the Ottomans invade the city of Otranto using weapons fashioned from DaVinci’s own designs, suggesting someone has betrayed him. This STARZ’s series never really amounted to much in terms of buzz or popularity, so expect its third season to unfold in relative obscurity to most viewers outside of its dedicated fanbase.
Hourly Breakdown: 9pm EST
- BBC America‘s Doctor Who (Sept 19) kicks off series nine with a bevy of notable guest stars (including Game Of Thrones‘ Maisie Williams!) and a large dose of Missy. Expect much of this series to focus on Clara, whose portrayer Jenna Coleman, just confirmed that she has plans to leave, meaning that the impossible girl is ramping up to get her own companion send-off. Here’s hoping it’s better than the last goodbye, which was both underwhelming and disappointing.
- STARZ is likely hoping for more buzz from its 9pm series, Ash vs Evil Dead (Oct 31) a sequel to the Evil Dead series, which picks up 30 years after the events of Army of Darkness. Ash (legendary character actor Bruce Campbell, reprising his signature chainsaw-wielding role) is still working at the ValueStop when the Deadites return. Along for the ride is genre fave Lucy Lawless as a woman seeking revenge on Ash. If this gleefully outrageous series has even half of the fun and gore of the film series (and the trailers suggest it will), we’re in for one hell of a fun ride.
Hourly Breakdown: 10pm EST
- BBC follows up new Who with the historical drama The Last Kingdom (Oct 10) an adaptation of Bernard Cornwell’s Saxon Warlord Chronicles. This ninth century AD tale focuses on the last remaining kingdom that has not fallen to the Vikings in what will eventually become the UK. Awesome English actor Matthew Macfadyen is Uhtred, an English lord who was kidnapped and raised by Vikings who must decide where his allegiances lie in this sprawling historical epic.
That’s it for Saturday! Thanks for reading this week’s Deathmatch segments and we’ll see you next week when the new TV season gets underway!